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Hong Kong Disney urged to join land giveaway for housing

Three property groups pledge 52 soccer fields' worth of space

A quiet day on Main Street: Monthslong protests have put Hong Kong Disneyland's earnings under pressure.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- A call by the city's housing secretary for Hong Kong Disneyland to free up land marked for expansion shows how pressure is rising on developers to cooperate in easing a chronic lack of residential space.

Frank Chan Fan told lawmakers on Monday that the government hopes the theme park operator "can consider its social responsibility and allow an exemption, so that the site can be used for transitional housing, until it has some long-term uses," according to local media.

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